Using Interior Plants to Decorate Your Home

Posted on: July 20th, 2017 by Beth Blinebury

There are thousands of knick-knacks, clocks, baskets, candles, picture frames, and other items on the market for decorating your residential space. The variety of these items represents the vast array of styles and personal taste that goes into decorating a home. However, not all of the things that look great in your home are inanimate.

Interior plants are a great decorative idea for any indoor space, but in particular, there is a multitude of reasons to include them in your apartment, condo, or house. Within a residential space, flowers and plants are a relaxing and calming decor decision that can offer actual benefits beyond ornamental. However, many people need guidance and ideas for how to incorporate plants into their home.

Difficulties Incorporating Plants into Decor
Whether you are updating your current space or moving into a new home, it can be difficult to determine the best way to incorporate plants into your decor. Plants are alive. The first challenge associated with including living things into your decorating ideas is that plants require consistent watering and care. This means the plants must be accessible.

As well, plants can be particular about how much sunlight they do or do not receive. Therefore, it is essential to choose a plant that is going to thrive in the interior environment. Plants that enjoy sunlight are going to wilt and die if placed in an interior bathroom or other space without windows. Likewise, some plants only need a little sunlight for photosynthesis, and they will wither if in direct sunlight all day.

Speaking with a gardener before buying your interior plants can solve both of these challenges and others. A gardener or owner of a nursery can guide you through different options and care requirements for each type of plant, and help you select a plant or flower that will do well in your home. Buying artificial plants is always another option.

Where to Include Plants into Your Home
You will most often find interior plants placed in the kitchen and other common living spaces. This allows the most people to enjoy the flower or plant, and also these areas seem the most obvious for bringing nature indoors. Despite the traditional use of plants in these common living spaces, more and more people also include them in bathrooms, bedrooms, and home offices. In each of these other spaces, plants can make a noticeable difference in the decor.

Including plants in the kitchen is easy; this is often a space with a window and natural light, which makes a great space for setting up a single pot or small collection of plants. Also, kitchens are filled with counter space and smooth surfaces. This provides a variety of places to set a few inside plants. Try incorporating these plants above the sink, where remembering to water the plants is easy and often in eyesight. As well, this is a great space for growing small herbs, such as basil, to use in your cooking.

Adding plants to your bedroom might seem tricky. Bedrooms are frequently carpeted, and the furniture is functional, not decorative. There are some incredible benefits to your sleep patterns and habits by having live plants nearby. A few decorating ideas include a small flower on your dresser or bedside table. As well, putting a larger potted plant on the ground can become a focal point in the room, which counters the size and shape of your bed.

Another great place to incorporate interior plants is on along the sink or counter in your bathroom. The natural aroma of plants can make a bathroom feel cleaner and fresher. Within this space, simplicity and size are important. Bathrooms can already feel cramped and small, depending on the setup, and you do not want to augment those feelings. Therefore, small, delicate plants are a great choice, such as succulents in streamlined white pots or a vase with fresh flowers.

Mixing It Up in the Living Room
One of the spaces most conducive to adding plants is in your living room or den. This is a great space for larger and more impressive plants. It was a common feature of 1980’s living rooms to have an artificial or living tree in one corner, looming over the other furniture. While this trend has gone out of style, people still place potted plants on tables and bookshelves or group a set of potted plants together by a window. Try setting a collection of plants on shelves or a cart for an entire indoor garden.

The living room is also a great space to try some of the latest trends in interior plants. For example, the long, droopy plants that overhangs their pots and cascade down from a shelf or incorporating hanging plants from the ceiling or a high shelf. Both of these ideas are sophisticated, refreshing, and interesting ways to incorporate plants into your living space.

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